Taught course

Security and Terrorism

Institution
University of Kent · School of Politics and International Relations
Qualifications
PGDipMA

Entry requirements

A first or upper-second class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Security and Terrorism is a unique programme of research-led teaching in which you investigate the most pressing problems in international terrorism. You gain the advanced theoretical and empirical skills required to understand and analyse issues around terrorism and security.

The programme is designed to explore terrorism and political violence as perpetrated by both state and non-state actors. You analyse the implications of international terrorism for the security of individuals, societies, states and the international system, along with the measures taken by states to deter political violence.

Teaching in the programme is offered by world-leading specialists in traditional and critical approaches to the study of terrorism and its implications. The programme equips you with a range of research-based and more practical skills, and offers a springboard for careers in government, international organisations, journalism, the security sector and advocacy groups. It also gives you the resources to go onto further study in the field.

Information for international students

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Need help with English?

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please see our funding pages for the most current information.

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

One year full-time, two years part-time (90 ECTS credits) or two years full-time (120 ECTS credits).

Course contact details

Name
School of Politics and International Relations
Email
polirpgadmissions@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 827307